President Donald Trump drew the world’s attention on Monday to ‘amazing reporting’ from Fox News that suggests the Obama administration spied on him before last year’s election.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Amazing revelation today that greatly supports President Trump’s claims that he was spied on at the request of the Obama administration, and that members of his transition team were unmasked. The trail of evidence leads directly to the doorstep of Barack Obama’s former national security advisor, Susan Rice. The main stream media knew about this, and have been sitting on the story for weeks now in an effort to shield Obama and his Shadow Government minions.
‘Such amazing reporting on unmasking and the crooked scheme against us by @foxandfriends,’ Trump tweeted,’ saying that he had been ‘spied on before nomination.’
‘Fox and Friends’ began Monday’s broadcast with a ‘bombshell report about the unmasking of the Trump team.’
Reporter Adam Housley claimed that a U.S. intelligence official responsible for unmasking names of Trump associates is ‘very well known, very high up, very senior in the intelligence world.’ The official, he reported, was known to House Intelligence Committee chairman Rep. Devin Nunes since January.
Bombshell report over the weekend shows a ‘very high up’ Obama official unmasking Trump associates for political purposes, sources say pic.twitter.com/Rj6JEXbobb
— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) April 3, 2017
‘The main issue in this case, is not only the unmasking of these names of private citizens, but the spreading of these names for political purposes that have nothing to do with national security or an investigation into Russia’s interference in the U.S. election,’ a congressional source close to the investigation told Fox News.
Trump drew widespread criticism last month for claiming that Obama surveilled his campaign illegally.
‘Adam Housley did an incredible job with this information,’ “Fox and Friends” co-host Brian Kilmeade said Monday.
‘We heard germs of it, that it was beginning to take root during Friday’s show. But right after Friday’s show, we were able to get a perspective on basically what President Trump thought a month ago when he went out and tweeted on Saturday morning. Man, I guess on some level he saw some things that only somebody surveilling his administration would know.’
Co-host Steve Doocy added that ‘what Trump was saying is turning out to be true.’
On Sunday, the president tweeted that the ‘real story turns out to be SURVEILLANCE and LEAKING!’
‘Find the leakers,’ he added.
Trump tweeted Saturday morning: ‘Wow, Fox News just reporting big news. Source: “Official behind unmasking is high up. Known Intel official is responsible. Some unmasked … not associated with Russia. Trump team spied on before he was nominated.” If this is true, does not get much bigger. Would be sad for U.S.’ source
Susan Rice, who was former President Barack Obama’s national security adviser, did not respond to a report from Bloomberg columnist Eli Lake that on multiple occasions, she made requests to unmask United States citizens connected to President Donald Trump’s transition team.
According to Lake, Rice did not respond to an email seeking comment on the story. The breaking news helps confirm some of President Trump’s accusations that senior Obama officials were involved in disseminating classified information about his transition team to the media, fueling new details about the congressional investigations into Russia’s meddling in the election.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 3, 2017
On Monday, Fox News senior correspondent Adam Housley said that the “unprecedented” unmasking took place at the direction of “very high-up” officials.
“A lot of these men and women in the intelligence communities did not want to speak about what’s going on because they were concerned about those methods being known,” Housley reported. “But now, they figure they might as well at least clarify things since Nunes has been leaked to by someone they don’t know or at least they tell me they don’t know.”